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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-06-22 01:51
I loved reading this one!
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo

I was so immersed in the book I didn’t even realize what time it was when I was halfway (about 2 AM in the morning.) Yes it was that good. I loved everything about it.

The plot was fast moving and good - although it had some different elements, it is with the same template of: “Girl finds out she’s got extraordinary powers to make a difference in the world and is sent to a boarding school to enhance those skills”. Although it’s not any different from those types of books out there, the characters and the setting make up for it and provides an exciting read.

It seems like the language is based on Russian words (correct me if I’m wrong here.) With the terminology and setting loosely based on the language. I found this pretty interesting and fun to read, it certainly does provide a particular theme and flavor to the novel which adds to the joy of reading the book.

Character wise, I loved just about everyone in the book. Alina isn’t your typical character. She’s got a wry humor and has a tendency to be hard on herself. I really like her though. She’s not a damsel in distress, she’s a tomboy, but when push comes to shove she can look like a girly girl and enjoy it if she wants to. Her character develops throughout the book and she goes through some real tough times. She’s not whiny about it but she takes it all in almost to the point of admitting self defeat. I actually liked reading this about her. It’s makes her more human.

 

 

 

 

*****spoilers below you’ve been warned*****

 

Now who to choose? Mal or the Darkling? I fell for the Darkling. I really did. I loved his mystery and his charm and I wanted to kick myself in the butt for falling for him as hard as Alina did. He just HAD to be the bad one. Well, sometimes we just fall for the bad ones don’t we? ;)

I liked Mal too though. He was everything you wanted in a guy friend about to be boyfriend. He was just as charming but he had the good boy persona on him. I’d have to say, Alina had some good prospects (if only the Darkling didn’t have such a horrible agenda.)

Overall I loved this book and I’m definitely going to grab the second one. Can’t wait to see what happens!

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review 2016-12-21 15:32
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) - Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone - Lauren Fortgang,Leigh Bardugo

Although this book is a variation of everything we've read before, I still had a lot of fun while reading it and I liked it very much. Yes, most of what happens is expected or predictable, but the author writes it so beautifully that I didn't care. I must say, however, that I don't feel the attraction she's supposed to feel for Mal, and I can't help looking at him as her brother and not a romantic partner, so that was a bit awkward in certain scenes.  But I really liked this book and I will continue with this series :)

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{Review} Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co on June 5th 2012
Genre(s): Fantasy (YA)
Pages: 368

 

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text 2016-12-02 02:12
November wrap-up +TBR
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
Let it Snow - Lauren Myracle,John Green,Maureen Johnson
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories - Rainbow Rowell,Holly Black,Myra McEntire,Kiersten White,Stephanie Perkins,Laini Taylor,Gayle Forman,Matt de la Pena,Jenny Han,Ally Carter,Kelly Link,David Levithan

I read one book this month

Shadow and bone 4/5

My tbr is two christmas books

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-11-17 06:26
Book review Shadow and Bone by Leigh bardugo
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo

August 13-November 8

Alina Starkov doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, she is sure of only one thing: her best friend, Mal--and her inconvenient crush on him. Until the day their army regiment enters the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. When their convoy is attacked and Mal is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power not even she knew existed.

Ripped from everything she knows, Alina is taken to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. With Alina's extraordinary power in his arsenal, he believes they can finally destory the Fold. Now Alina must find a way to master her untamed gift and somehow fit into her new life without Mal by her side. But nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. As the threat to the kingdom mounts and her dangerous attraction to the Darkling grows, Alina will uncover a secret that could tear her heart--and her country--in two.

Review : This book was really good I had heard lots of good things about this series and thought I'd check it out . This is about Alina she lives in a world where certain people have these interesting powers like clear your skin or stop your heart . Alina and her friend who she may have feelings for they are going over the fold which is this evil dangerous part and they get attacked and Alina saves Mal and Alina is dragged to talk to the darkling who is evil and crazy he tells her she is grisha she is a sun summoner and she is taken with the darking to his castle and alina meets another grisha who can clean skin she works for the queen . The darkling is a very interesting character he's really crazy . Alina gets trained by bagra with her powers. The writing is very magical I loved the characters there all so interesting . Alina is writing letters to Mal but she never gets answers back and she's worried about him . The darkling and and Alina are getting closer they kiss oh my god . and Mal ends up showing up at the castle and her and Mal get it a fight . Bagera tells Alina about the darkling she's his son and he created the fold and she escapes . And Mal finds her so there on the run together . They find the stag and the darkling finds them he threatens to kill Mal . Mal and Alina kiss , others find out the darklings plan and they think he will save them all I really enjoyed this book .
Favorite Quotes:
“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me why we don't belong together," he said fiercely.”

I'm not like you, Mal. I never really fit in the way you did. I never really belonged anywhere."
"You belonged with me.

“You're shaking."

"I'm not used to people trying to kill me."

"Really? I hardly notice anymore.”

“Did you miss me, Alina? Did you miss me when you were gone?"
"Every day," I said hoarsely.
"I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something I wanted to tell you about, or because I just wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me we don't belong together," he said fiercely. He was very close now, and my heart was suddenly hammering in my chest. "I'm sorry it took me so long to see you, Alina. But I see you now.

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